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Formscan By Thomas Weekes - CARSONSTOWN BRIDGE may be a more reliable proposition than a few of his rivals. The dual ptp winner has some reasonably good track form to his name and returned from a long break to run well enough at Down Royal over Christmas. Some Drama was half a length behind the selection then and although 5lbs better off today, the selection may come on more from the run. Raise Hell is the likely favourite following an improved effort at Thurles in November. He swerved the Christmas period and while this is an average contest, his form last season was poor and has still plenty to prove, with the third placed horse at Thurles being well beaten on his next start. Classic Event showed improved form latest but may still need to improve a little to win while Troubled has plenty to prove.
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A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting that, at entry, have not run under Rules of Racing
Weights - A hurdle race for four yrs old and upwards, maidens at starting that, at entry, have not run under Rules of Racing
Allowances - 4-y-o 10st 9lb; 5-y-o 11st 9lb; 6-y-o and up 11st 12lb; Mares allowed 7lb
Penalties - Horses that have not won an I.N.H. Flat Race or a N.H. Flat Race if 4-y-o allowed 5lb if 5-y-o and up allowed 8lb
Probable SP 13/8 Raise Hell, 5/1 Troubled, 6/1 Classic Event, Carsonstown Bridge, Some Drama, 10/1 Itsy Bitsy Spider, Distant Sound, 16/1 Hallstown Lad, 20/1 Dia Dhuit, 33/1 Walker Ridge, Arctic Trail, 50/1 Mrs Mac Veale, Killeen Elegance.
2012 Changing Times 6 11-5 S J Crimin 5/1 (Oliver McKiernan)
2011 Bayross 6 11-12 A E Lynch 33/1 (J Larkin)
2010 Arvika Ligeonniere 5 11-9 R Walsh 1/1Fav (W P Mullins)